Appearance: hazy orange under a pithy head. Swirls with blotchy lace, thicker along the edges.
Nose: stewed spiced orange fruits: mandarin, peaches, and apricots, skins and all. Pink grapefruit. Mango and melons. Dried straw/grass/hay. Hint of sour funk and leather in the back. Lots of skin and pith – citric, melon, and tropical.
Palate: yum. Chewy funked spiced boozed fruit and citric deliciousness. Nutmeg and cumin and powdered ginger. Papaya, guava, and plantains. Mangos and red plums. Dry earthy hay/straw/grass and burlap sacks underneath.
Final Thoughts: with no visible indications of how old the bottle was when I bought it, there was some concern than it would be compromised in some way. Thankfully that was not the case (as far as I can tell) and in result, I enjoyed a tasty Christmas brew in early spring.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)